Katie the Kitty

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Katie the Kitty

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This adorable kitty wants to come home with you and play in your yarn stash! Shown in Bernat Boa.

Measurements

Single Size
Approx 11 ins [28 cm] tall.
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Approx 11 ins [28 cm] tall.

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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

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Materials not included in this kit:

2 yds [1.9 m] of smooth pale pink yarn for nose. Pair of green Cat Eyes 12 mm diameter. 1 pipe cleaner. Stuffing. Cat collar 10 ins [25.5 cm] long.

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Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

P2sso = Pass 2 slipped stitches over

psso = pass slipped stitch over

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 11 ins [28 cm] tall.

MATERIALS

Bernat Boa
Main Color (MC) () 2
Contrast A () 1
Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. 2 yds [1.9 m] of smooth pale pink yarn for nose. Pair of green Cat Eyes 12 mm diameter. 1 pipe cleaner. Stuffing. Cat collar 10 ins [25.5 cm] long.

GAUGE

16 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

Body
With MC, cast on 8 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: Inc 1 st in each st to end of row. 16 sts.
5th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K1. *Inc 1 st in next st. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 24 sts.
7th row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. *K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last st. K1. 32 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
11th row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. *K3. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 40 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
15th row: K2. Inc 1 st in next st. *K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 48 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
19th row: K2. Inc 1 st in next st. *K5. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3. 56 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
23rd row: K3. Inc 1 st in next st. *K6. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3. 64 sts.
Work 13 rows even. Break MC.
Shape upper body: 1st row: With A, K8. With MC, K48. With A, K8.
2nd and alt rows: Purl, having first and last 8 sts in A.
3rd row: With A, K8. With MC, K10. K2tog. K8. K2tog. K4. K2tog. K8. K2tog. K10. With A, K8. 60 sts.
5th row: With A, K8. With MC, K10. K2tog. K6. K2tog. K4. K2tog. K6. K2tog. K10. With A, K8. 56 sts.
7th row: With A, K8. With MC, K10. (K2tog. K4) 3 times. K2tog. K10. With A, K8. 52 sts.
Work 3 rows even, having first and last 8 sts in A.
11th row: With A, K8. With MC, K10. K2tog. K2. K2tog. K4. K2tog. K2. K2tog. K10. With A, K8. 48 sts.
Work 3 rows even, having first and last 8 sts in A.
15th row: With A, K8. With MC, K10. (K2tog) twice. K4. (K2tog) twice. K10. With A, K8. 44 sts.
Work 3 rows even, having first and last 8 sts in A.
19th row: With A, K5. K2tog. K1. With MC, K3. K2tog. K18. K2tog. K3. With A, K1. K2tog. K5. 40 sts.
Work 3 rows even, having first and last 7 sts in A.
23rd row: With A, K5. K2tog. With MC, K2. K2tog. K18. K2tog. K2. With A, K2tog. K5. 36 sts.
Work 3 rows even, having first and last 6 sts in A.
27th row: With A, K6. With MC, (K2tog) twice. K16. (K2tog) twice.
With A, K6. 32 sts.
28th row: With A, P6. With MC, P26. Break A.
Shape right side of neck: Next row: (RS). With MC, K12. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Working on these 12 sts only, cast off 2 sts beg next and following alt row. 8 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Cast off 4 sts beg next and following alt row.
With RS of work facing, join MC to rem sts and cast off next 8 sts for center back. Knit to end of row for Left Side of neck. 12 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Cast off 2 sts beg next and following alt row. 8 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Cast off 4 sts beg next and following alt row.
Beg at neck edge, sew center front seam of Body. Weave yarn through cast on sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. Stuff Body through neck opening.
Head
With MC, cast on 32 sts.
1st row: (RS). Inc 1 st in first st. K11. K2tog. K4. K2tog. K10. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 32 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Cast on 2 sts. K15. K2tog. K2. K2tog. K13. 32 sts.
4th row: Cast on 2 sts. Purl to end of row. 34 sts.
5th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 36 sts.
6th row: Purl.
7th row: K4. Inc 1 st in each of next 3 sts. Knit to last 7 sts. Inc 1 st in each of next 3 sts. K4. 42 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
11th row: K4. (K2tog) 3 times. Knit to last 10 sts. (K2tog) 3 times. K4. 36 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Shape right side of face: Next row: Cast off 5 sts. K9 (including st on needle after cast off ). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: Purl.
Working on these 9 sts only, dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and every following alt row to 3 sts.
Cast off.
Shape gusset: Rejoin MC to next 8 sts from spare needle. Inc 1 st in first st. K5. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 10 sts.
Work 9 rows even.
Next row: K2tog. K6. K2tog. 8 sts.
Purl 1 row. Break MC.
With A, work 2 rows even.
Next row: K2tog. K4. K2tog. 6 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Next row: K2tog. K2. K2tog. 4 sts.
Next row: P4.
Next row: (K2tog) twice. 2 sts.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.
Shape left side of face: Rejoin MC to rem 14 sts from spare needle and knit to end of row.
Next row: (WS). Cast off 5 sts. Purl to end of row. 9 sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and every following alt row to 3 sts.
Cast off.
Using flat seam and beg at neck edge, sew center front seam of Head to cast off sts of face shaping.
Sew side edges of gusset to side edges of face, having point of gusset at center front seam of Head. (See Diagram I).
Following manufacturer’s instructions, apply eyes to Head as shown in picture.
With smooth pink yarn, embroider nose and mouth. (See Diagram II). Stuff Head.
Sew Head to Body, aligning center front seams.
Ears
Outer Ear (make 2)
With MC, cast on 9 sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 4 rows.
Next row: (RS). K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. 7 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 5 sts.
Next row: K2tog. K1. Sl1. K1. psso. 3 sts.
Next row: P3.
Next row: Sl2togK. K1. p2sso.
Fasten off.
Ear Lining (make 2)
With A, cast on 7 sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 4 rows.
Next row: (RS). K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. Sl1. K1. psso.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 3 sts.
Next row: Sl2togK. K1. p2sso. Fasten off.
With WS tog, sew Ear Lining to Outer Ear using flat seam and stretching Ear Lining slightly to fit. (Ear will curl in slightly). Position Ears on Head as shown in picture and sew in place.
Front Legs (make 2)
With A, cast on 14 sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 2 rows.
Next row: (RS). K5. Inc 1 st in each of next 4 sts. K5. 18 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Next row: K5. (K2tog) 4 times. K5. 14 sts.
Work 7 rows even. Break A.
With MC, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 4½ ins [11.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off 5 sts beg next 2 rows, then cast off rem 4 sts.
Fold Front Legs in half lengthwise. Sew side edges and cast on edge. Stuff Front Legs.
Back Legs (makes two)
With A, cast on 6 sts.
1st row: (RS). Inc 1 st in each st to end of row. 12 sts.
Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 2 ins [5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Break A.
With MC, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 3½ ins [9 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: *K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 6 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread yarn through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. Sew side edges together. Stuff Legs. Weave yarn through cast on sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely.
Sew Back Legs to Base of Body, making sure Kitten sits properly. Position top of Front Legs against Kitten’s chest so that paws face forward and Kitten sits up as shown in picture.
Sew Front Legs in place.
Tail
With MC, cast on 12 sts.
Proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 6 ins [15 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 9 sts.
Cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 8 ins [20.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 6 sts. Break MC.
With A, cont in stocking st for 9 rows.
Break A, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. Sew side edges together using flat seam and stuff Tail lightly as you sew, AT SAME TIME, insert pipe cleaner into Tail behind seam as you stuff tail. Sew Tail in position. Buckle Cat Collar around neck.